Cookies are a favourite among both children and adults. Who can forget Dennis the Menace standing on a stool and grabbing one from the cookie jar! A cookie not only makes a wonderful snack, it’s a comfort food also. The recipe I have used here is from The Cookie Cookbook, which was published in the 70s. I have not used walnuts, which the recipe suggested, because my son doesn’t like nuts, but the extra cup of chocolate chips added instead to the mix makes it absolutely scrumptious. I have also increased the brown sugar to enhance the flavour.
A snack or a comfort food always adds extra calories to our food intake. This is no exception :). The chocolate chip cookies also give a small amount good quality protein from the egg used.
- 1 ¼ C Maida (Refined Wheat Flour)
- ½ C Unsalted Butter + 1 tsp for greasing
- ½ C Granulated Sugar
- ½ C Brown Sugar
- 1 Egg
- ½ tsp Baking Soda
- ½ tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 2 C Chocolate Chips/Buttons
- Preheat the oven to 375 °F/190 °C.
- Grease cookie sheets.
- Sift the baking soda and flour together.
- Cream the butter in a large bowl.
- Add the granulated and brown sugars, egg, vanilla, and salt. Mix well.
- Add the flour mixture little by little and mix well.
- Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Drop the cookie mix by rounded teaspoonsful onto the sheets, about 2 inches/5 centimetres apart.
- Bake for ten minutes or till the cookie mix springs back when pressed lightly with your finger.
- Remove and cool the cookies on a wire rack.
- Store in air tight containers.
- You can substitute 1 cup of chocolate chips with either chopped walnuts or cashew nuts.
- Bake only one sheet of cookies at a time, even if your oven can accommodate several trays, to ensure even baking.
- This recipe makes about 40 cookies.